November 17, 2017

Work begins on Budapest tram extension

Written by  Ferenc Joo
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THE CAS IV Etele consortium of Colas and Siemens started construction of the southern extension of Budapest tram line 1 on November 13.

Due for completion in early 2019, the project will extend the line 1.7km from Fehérvári út to a new four-track terminus at Etele tér adjacent to Kelenföld main line station and the terminus of metro Line 4.

The Forints 8.63bn ($US 32.5m) project is 98.5%-funded by the European Union.

In addition to the extension, the project encompasses the rebuilding of the 1.6km Győrffy utca - Mester utca section of Line 1.

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